Considered sacred and precious since ancient times, has a warm, rich woody fragrance. Used for centuries, and burnt on alters and in temples. "Creates a 'spiritual' atmosphere". Comforting oil, by slowing down breathing and controlling tension it helps to focus the mind. Excellent for toning and caring for mature/aging skin. (claimed to have rejuvenating qualities [the Egyptians used it in rejuvenation face-masks.)
|County of Origin||Somalia|
|Therapeutic Properties||Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral, immuno-stimulant, sedative|
|Approx. Shelf Life||3 years|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
|Blends well with||Basil, Black pepper, Galbanum, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Orange, Patchouli, Sandalwood|
History: The resin is known as olibanum, derived from the Arabical-lubān or 'that which results from milking', referring to the milky sap. It is used as incense, and has been traded for 5,000 years. Widely used in ancient Egypt, it was one of the ingredients used in the holy oil described in the Talmud. Frankincense was brought back to Europe by Frankish Crusaders (Frank-incense), and the oil is still highly prized today in the perfumery industry.
Characteristics: A base note with a medium aroma, Frankincense Essential Oil has a warm and spicy, woody odour, sometimes with a hint of citrus.
Indications: Used to calm, relax, promote sleep; vapors open sinus and breathing passages, uplifts moods, brings out feelings, helps meditation, reduces inflammation, soothes and heals inflamed skin, bruises and burns. Use with asthma especially if there is underlying associatations with nervousness.
Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath, diffuser, inhaler, light bulb ring, lotion, massage, mist spray, steam inhalation.
Safety: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.